Bachelorette 2017 – Episode 7 8 9
I’m running way behind on getting my blog posts out. I hope you guys get a chance to read this before the finale. I’m covering the last 3 episodes but I’m only going to comment briefly on The MTA at the end.
Thank you, Vicki, Marla B, and Julie for your comments on my last post. I haven’t had a chance to respond yet but I will.
Let’s get this
boring office meeting party started.
The cast and crew leave the Nordic countries and head south to Geneva, Switzerland.
I can’t believe hometowns are next episode.
I found it kind of interesting that they changed the formula so there would be 3 one-on-ones and one 3-on-one but I was pretty certain that Bryan, Dean, and Peter would get the one-on-ones. Was there ever any doubt that Adam and Matt would be leaving this week?
I’m surprised they didn’t figure it out for themselves.
Adam is totally delusional. He thinks if he just gets that one-on-one time with Rachel and can introduce her to his family she will obviously see that he’s the one for her.
Once again, I advise anyone going on this show to ACTUALLY WATCH IT before going on so you know what to expect. If you haven’t gotten a one-on-one by final 6, you’re not going to the final four. (Okay, Corinne was an exception but she only got the hometown because there was no way the producers weren’t going to get Latina Mary Poppins on camera.)
Bryan gets the first one-on-one.
Peter is antsy because he hasn’t had a one-on-one in a while and wonders if his connection with Rachel is still there.
For the love of God man, first, look in the mirror: You fine AF. Second, Matt and Adam. Does anything else really need to be said? You’re going to hometowns.
(AKA The Pretty Man Date)
Rachel and Bryan are dressed to the nines as they drive off in a spiffy new Bentley.
Brian feels hashtag blessed. Beautiful woman, beautiful car. How could it get any better?
But wait! There’s more. They go to a watch store. Bachelor producers weren’t able to talk their way into Rolex’s pants but Breitling was apparently willing to exchange fancy watches in exchange for publicity.
Rachel “buys” Bryan a watch and gets herself a matching one.
Next, they go for a boat ride and drink champagne. I’m not sure how more far removed from reality this date could get unless a flying carpet suddenly appears to take them for a ride around a whole new world.
Rachel likes that Bryan is
totally infatuated with her and totally unaware of the difference between fantasy and love upfront about his feelings. It’s a strength she doesn’t have.
Rachel needs someone who’s not going to let her mess up. Don’t worry, girl. He’s going to mess this up without any assistance from you. He’s 37 going on 17.
Rachel and Bryan have dinner in an ornate ballroom.
Bryan says he was raised in a loving family but was sent to an all-boys school when he was 7ish for asking if he could get an earring. So did this really loving family also REALLY not want him to be gay and thought being around dudes his whole childhood would solve the problem?
Rachel opens up about going to a really small private school but Bryan is less interested in hearing about Rachel’s formative years and more interested in her schoolgirl uniform.
Rachel shoves Bryan’s drooling tongue back in his mouth and resumes talking about grownup stuff. Her last relationship ended in heartbreak. I’m glad she doesn’t insult our intelligence by pretending it was Nick. This was someone whose family she met too so it couldn’t be him.
Bryan’s last relationship got hot and heavy in a short amount of time. (Well, knock me over with a feather. I would never have guessed lust mistaken for love at first site was a pattern with this guy.)
He got too serious too soon and invited his girlfriend to a wedding in Columbia. She felt threatened by Bryan’s relationship with his mother and when they got back, it was splitsville. I hope you’re taking notes, Rachel.
She’s not. Bryan gets the rose.
(AKA Daddy Issues)
“Dean, put on your Sunday best. – Rachel”
Their first stop is Sunday mass in French. Does Rachel speak French? Dean doesn’t.
I loved going to church in Europe because the cathedrals are beautiful and you really feel like you’re in the presence of God inside (especially Notre Dame) but the one Dean and Rachel went to looked modern on the inside so I’m not sure what the point was.
Next, they dance in the streets to music that made me feel like I was in Geppetto’s workshop. Unfortunately, Dean is too wooden to convince me he’s a real boy.
Rachel wants to have a serious conversation with Dean to get to know him better.
Dean starts the conversation by asking Rachel if she believes in the tooth fairy. Rachel is not amused but pretends to be.
She asks him about his feelings. He asks her what her favorite dinosaur is.
I can’t believe this guy was ever considered husband material by the producers of this show.
At dinner, Rachel is not going to let Dean laugh himself out of a hometown date.
Finally, Dean comes clean and admits he’s terrified of Rachel meeting his f*cked up family and doesn’t want her to imagine his family is what their potential family would be like.
Dean gets the rose by the skin of his teeth.
Next: Episode 7 part 2, Episode 8, Episode 9
10 thoughts on “Bachelorette 2017 – Episode 7 8 9”
I do love Rachel. I respect her, and feel like she is a smart woman with a great head on her shoulders, total confidence and self-awareness on her side. But if she lets Peter go because he won’t give her a ring, she may be crazy. A lot of people are saying that he just isn’t into her, but I don’t believe that. I think he is exactly what he says he is… cautious. He wants to make the right decision, and one that he can live with for the rest of his life. He doesn’t want to get engaged to her and then be a laughing-stock if they break up a month later. I think he is fantastic, and he is legitimately the only one I could see as being the Bachelor. Although, wouldn’t the same thing hold true if he was? Not wanting to get engaged so quickly? Hmmm, it is a conundrum. But I tell ya… the boy is smoking hot.
Well, I guess Rachel might be crazy since she let Peter go.
I don’t see how anyone could think Peter wasn’t into her after the finale. I read that that final “argument” lasted 3 hours. We only got to see about 10 minutes of it. You don’t have an emotional discussion drag on that long if you aren’t invested in that person.
I’m not sure how he could be the Bachelor if he can’t make a decision quickly about getting engaged but I’d be happy to watch his season even if he pulled a Juan Pablo at the end. I’d rather watch something compelling without a ring than something generic with one.
I’ve always thought it was silly for people to get engaged at the end. It’s only worked out a few times in 30 something seasons of the franchise.
I agree with you that Peter is a smoke show. The silvery hair and silver green eyes really does it for me. It’s an unusual combination.
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One more, b/c it was too long of a comment apparently. Sorry.
Eric is a sweet kid, but that is exactly what he is to me, a KID. And he happens to drive me up the wall. Truly, madly, deeply drives me crazy. I just can’t with him. Yeesh
Dean, to me, is one of the best of the bunch. I have a ton of love for him, and my heart goes out to him. He is precious, funny, kind. He will be an amazing husband and father one day. However, you are right that he needs some counseling. Not because he is crazy by any means, but he has so much packed inside himself that he refuses to let out and it is eating him away. He needs to be able to let it go, and move forward. THEN he could have an amazing life with an awesome woman. And he is dang cute.
And Brian. I really have nothing to say except I don’t buy it and his mom needs to chill the f*&% OUT. But I think he will be her pick. We will have to wait and see.
Well, I agree with you on every point. I guess Eric turned it around for me at the finale. He had been annoying but Eric the man showed up to that last rose ceremony. I was very impressed.
I forgot to say in my last response to you that Peter may be gunning for the Bachelor gig now since Rachel was pretty nasty in a very subtle way on ATFR when his feelings were raw. I can see him looking for payback. And I have no doubt he’ll get it. No one on the BIP lineup can compete.
I didn’t want to believe she would choose Bryan but she did. It was disappointing. I do hope she finds happiness though because I like her a lot. I don’t like the way she handled herself on ATFR but I understood it. Too many feelings between her and Peter. She didn’t want to get distracted from her goal.
Thanks for taking the time to write. I really appreciate it! I hope you’re doing well 🙂
Great recap! You have wonderful insight into the human condition……that paired with a fantastic sense of humor, make you a very entertaining blogger. I will truely miss your writings! Thanks for the laughs!
Thank you for your kind words. I’m really tired which is why I probably won’t cover Paradise but if Peter is the Bachelor, I will definitely cover his season. If it’s someone else, probably not.
I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my blog. I really appreciate your readership and for taking time to comment on my blog.
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks for the recap! That was quite a large bite for you to swallow, but you managed to cover it all!
So– everyone I know that watches the show falls into one of two camps regarding their feelings about Peter. Camp 1: Peter is a good guy, who is completely normal for not yet being sure he wants to marry Rachel after barely being in her presence. He knew what he was getting into, and knew the show is supposed to end with a proposal. He probably thought he could get there in time with his feelings, but is finding that he just can’t. (I fall into this camp.) Camp 2: Peter is a conniving wretch whose plan all along was to play his cards right and end up as the next bachelor.
Anyway, I guess time will tell, but I prefer to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. 🙂 Thanks again for the recap!
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea there was a divide until you told me but I’ve been seeing it in a lot of comments sections of different articles about the show.
I’m baffled by it. People are saying Peter is a commitment phobe because he didn’t want to propose to Rachel after knowing her for a handful of hours while she was dating other men. I don’t think any sane person would think that was a good idea which is one of the issues I have with this franchise.
I think people also forget that these people are on a television set for 6 weeks while they’re trying to get to know each other. I read that the final discussion/argument between Rachel and Peter lasted 3 hours. For 3 hours they were trying to figure out how to make it work while 10 or so crew members were following them around.
All the intimate moments we see are being watched by a large crew of people. How are you supposed to get any sense of reality of what it’s like to be with someone when all that is going on?
I also don’t think people realize that in order to be on camera, you have to have big bright lights shining in your face all the time. How annoying is that when you’re trying to figure out if you want to marry someone?
The whole thing is very unnatural and it doesn’t surprise me at all when people occasionally come along and remind us the emperor is wearing no clothes.
It’s weird for me to have to defend Peter. I could see why people didn’t like Nick and I defended him a lot, especially after Andi’s season. But Peter? Why do people think he’s faking it? I just don’t see it. I know that he said in a high school yearbook that he wanted to be on the Bachelor but that was almost half his life ago. I don’t think he held on to that dream all these years. He could have easily gotten on the show before now if it was really a serious goal.
Anyway, thank you for your feedback and support. Always appreciated! 🙂
I was disappointed to see Dean is going on BIP he would be a good bachelor.
I thought Rachel was going to pick Peter because he is pretty and she wants the one she cant have either.
Then I thought she was going to pick Bryan after not getting what she wanted from Peter.
So either way not a satisfying choice or ending to this season.
I don’t think Dean is ready to helm a Bachelor season but don’t despair because he’s going on BIP. Either Peter is going to be the Bachelor or someone from BIP is. That could be Dean.
Chris Harrison said they were going to see how BIP went before choosing a Bachelor because they chose Nick last year.
I wish Rachel had chosen Peter not because I thought she couldn’t have him but because I thought he was right for her. I still do but she was pretty mean to him on ATFR.
Thank you for your feedback and support! 🙂